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Attorneys general from 29 US states urge tougher e-cigarette regulations

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5154 (Published 13 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5154
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Attorneys general from 29 states have called on the US Food and Drug Administration to impose tougher regulations on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).

These E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that generate a vapor containing nicotine and have become increasingly popular among smokers and nonsmokers seeking the psychoactive effects of nicotine without smoking traditional cigarettes.

Supporters of e-cigarettes argue that the devices provide a safer alternative to cigarettes and can help smokers wean themselves off traditional tobacco products. But …

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